Again, in 2020, we saw substantial growth of the number of book titles in the Intelligent Technologies and Robotics area and a stable high output in classical Engineering and Energy. Despite Covid-19 and its impact on scientific conferences the list of proceedings grew as well, helping to boost the online usage of our program.
Our 2020 highlights (to name just a few) reflect the diversity of Engineering: bestselling textbooks in higher editions such as Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics for Mechanical and Fundamentals of Power Electronics for Electrical Engineering. The Information & Communications area, though, is home to two recent stunners: Multimedia Big Data Computing for IoT Applications for outstanding online usage, and the brand new Springer Handbook of Optical Networks for its high quality content and technical realization (the DNA of this book series).
The number Open Access books in Engineering has more than doubled to about 30 titles in this year. Still small numbers compared to well over 1000 books overall. Nevertheless, we are on the right path.